Which used Peugeot 2008 estate should I buy?
If you need a diesel, then go for higher-output versions because they come with six-speed gearboxes. The diesel engine can be noisy at higher revs and the extra ratio in the gearbox helps quieten things down. Since these higher-output versions have similar fuel economy to the lesser model, you should have similar running costs.
We prefer the small 1.2-litre petrol for the 2008, though, because it is more refined than the diesel and is quite economical too. If you spend most of your time in town, you’ll find lots of examples of the 108bhp version on the used market.
Entry-level Access models are fine, but we prefer the mid-range Active that gets a touchscreen infotainment system. Better yet, go for a facelifted model because that adds better smartphone integration. Allure is good if you do a lot of parallel parking because it has rear parking sensors, but Feline and GT Line should be avoided because its panoramic glass roof cuts into your head room.